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  • The Trip to Spain

    The Trip to Spain

    ★★★★

    With three films under their belt now, 'The Trip' trilogy is like if you took Linklater's 'Before' trilogy but made it about two middle-aged white dudes, Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon, who play themselves in these films and have heavily-unscripted conversations while imitating celebrities and eating really good fuckin food a lot of the time. And, you know, instead of walking everywhere together holding hands making googly eyes at each other, these guys drive everywhere and, a lot of the time...…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    This motel lifestyle is real, guys, I don’t know how many other films have shown this lifestyle this expertly, I would guess none.

    I was once part of a music video shoot that shot at a motel much like this one except even worse..... the same bright wacky colors but with a lot more drugs going on and less little kids running around. But from experience I can say that Sean Baker captured every single aspect of living in a…

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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★★★

    Directing: 10
    Performances: 10
    Cinematography: 10(0)
    Editing: 10
    Score: 10
    Everything: 10

    Director Justin Kurzel has managed to craft, directly from the brilliant source material by William Shakespeare, an astonishingly original, searingly visceral, 'Malickian', and most importantly delicately intimate study into the mind of Macbeth.

    The artistry and craft leaps from every frame of this film. It's fair to say that a person unfamiliar with either this play or the language of Shakespeare's time will have a hard time connecting…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    Unflinchingly brutal, relentless, beautiful, and challenging... there is so much to say and so much to praise about this near-masterpiece from Alejandro G. Iñárritu. 

    While traveling back to their village after an attack on their camp — the attack being of course filmed in grand, sweeping takes by Emmanuel Lubezki who will most likely make history at this year's Academy Awards — Hugh Glass, an American fur-trapper and frontiersman in the early 1800s (played by a commandingly brilliant and definite-oscar-nominee…